Alibaba Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:BABA)

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The Alibaba cash flow statement is one of the important reports considered by investors doing a fundamental analysis of the company. This statement shows details about the cash generated and spent during a particular quarter, while the other two statements give details about Alibaba profits and Alibaba debt. Alibaba cash flow analysis is possible because this statement breaks down how balance sheet accounts and income statement items affect cash and cash equivalents.  Alibaba had cash and cash equivalents of $16.78B at the beginning of the year and $16.57B at year end for 2016.   Alibaba had an inflow of $2.17B from operating activities, $16.57B spend due to financing activities, and $1.98B gain due to investing activities for 2016. View details of Alibaba cash flows for latest & last ten financial years.

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Alibaba Net Income Cash Flow
11.06B3.92B3.77B1.39B730.53M--
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow1.04B712M267M150M136.24M--
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities1.21B299M-723M503M280M--
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations-------
Other Adjustments Net-4.49B1.72B936M284M305.68M--
Alibaba Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
8.82B6.65B4.25B2.33B1.45B--
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-843M-769M-530M-120M-117.13M--
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires526M-1.86B-125M81M-33.04M--
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-5.6B-5.71B-4.46B307M682.93M--
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-723M-290M-208M-180M-552.32M--
Alibaba Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
-6.64B-8.62B-5.32B88M-19.57M--
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-2.96B9.91B-517M-2.06B30.85M--
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities96M3.04B864M4.02B---
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings288M1.17B1.2B313M18.94M--
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions--17M-34M-16M---
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Alibaba Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
-2.46B14.11B1.51B-226M74.38M--
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash72M-18M-15M-13M-8.45M--
Alibaba Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
-213M12.12B427M2.18B1.5B--
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year16.78B5.33B4.9B2.71B1.14B--
Cash & Equivalents at Year End16.57B17.45B5.33B4.89B2.64B--
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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Alibaba stock price history provides insight into historical stock price fluctuations, and Alibaba stock comparison chart enables peer comparison. Some of the key terms used in the statement of cash flows are:
  • Alibaba has cash of $16.57B on hand. A healthy amount of cash on hand is necessary for any company. Cash has an opportunity cost associated with it, and too much cash in bank may mean that the firm has no or limited growth plans. Hence its important to track the Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents along with the Alibaba stock price.
  • The cash generated from the core business or operations was positive at $8.82B for Alibaba in the latest year. For an internet company, this would include all those activities which are involved in eventually selling advertisement space on its website or any online service.
  • Growth companies (typically most tech companies) spend heavily  on investing activities and this figure was negative at $-6.64B for BABA stock. Sometimes a company might have a negative overall cash flow which may not be really bad if it is due to investment expenses. Hence it is important to check the cash flow from investment activities.
  • Cash Flow from financing activities: Financing activities include the cash that comes into a company in the form of loans or interest earned or shareholders money, as well as the cash that goes out. Alibaba spent $16.57B from financing activities,in the form of repayment of loans or interest paid, dividend pay-out to shareholders etc.
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